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 Post subject: Re: The FA's proposed new restructuring
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:47 pm 
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bigcbeat wrote:
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I don't see the point of having the North Riding League and the Wearside League in this area. Surely if clubs are cherry picked with the correct facilities for step 6 ( Stokesley for example) then make just one step 7 league that would work.


That makes a lot of sense to me.

IMO all Step 7 should be county leagues. The FA wants to create a step league in Cumbria & hopefully this won’t be too many years away. So I have no problems with 4 step 7 leagues covering the north & northeast. If you look at the NCEL, it has 7 feeder leagues & some of them cover the same area(WYL & WRCAL for example). The NWCL also has 7 feeder leagues!


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 Post subject: Re: The FA's proposed new restructuring
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:10 pm 
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Neil M wrote:
Don't understand Mike Amos. He spent 20 years complaining that promotion to Step 4 was too difficult for NL clubs due to the huge increase in travel and costs. The FA create a new Step 4 league that will drastically reduce the travel for teams going up from NL1 and he's still not happy :roll:

Personally I don't support a league, I support a club. If this makes promotion easier through the leagues then I'm all for it and don't see what the issue is.


It obviously has proved difficult, look how Spennymoor, South Shields, Morpeth and my team Marske are struggling since taking promotion. :roll: Morpeth's chairman has been pretty vocal in the past against compulsory promotion but in the NLP a few months back he was saying how he and the club were enjoying it all. Promotion isn't exactly the unmitigated disaster and death knell for clubs that its been made out to be, the NE clubs that have taken it are thriving and Mike's blog, for me, has an air of resentment at what he sees as the eventual weakening of the NL. Well, that's progression. No NL team in the Vase semis won't have helped his mood either... :mrgreen:

I agree 100% regarding supporting a club as opposed to supporting a league, I can't see why any club supporter would feel loyalty to a particular league, I doubt many, for example, Man City fans feel loyalty to the Premiership. You just want to win the league you're competing in.


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 Post subject: Re: The FA's proposed new restructuring
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:23 pm 
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Windy1970 wrote:
bigcbeat wrote:
Wack wrote:
I don't see the point of having the North Riding League and the Wearside League in this area. Surely if clubs are cherry picked with the correct facilities for step 6 ( Stokesley for example) then make just one step 7 league that would work.


That makes a lot of sense to me.

IMO all Step 7 should be county leagues. The FA wants to create a step league in Cumbria & hopefully this won’t be too many years away. So I have no problems with 4 step 7 leagues covering the north & northeast. If you look at the NCEL, it has 7 feeder leagues & some of them cover the same area(WYL & WRCAL for example). The NWCL also has 7 feeder leagues!

I read in the non league paper that a west yorkshire league is folding due to lack of clubs. It does seem a good idea to make step 7 leagues county league but all down to numbers. Cant have such leagues running with 10 teams


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 Post subject: Re: The FA's proposed new restructuring
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:39 pm 
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Cestrian wrote:
The new league is obviously a step forward for ambitious clubs and a reduction in travelling at that step. I just worry for the whole non league football scene in the NE as those that move upwards will not be replaced further down the structure because the bottom has fallen out of competitive Saturday afternoon football in the NE.


It could be argued that the bottom has fallen out because the top has been firmly screwed tight at the top. Maybe this would shake things up a little and allow clubs to feel that the step isn’t as big anymore


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 Post subject: Re: The FA's proposed new restructuring
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:29 pm 
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The FA are hoping to release the details on the next restructuring by May time. But this isn’t a fixed date, because there’s still a lot more work to be done.


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